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Hailstone's Workbench
« on: September 23, 2014, 12:00:29 am »
Just thought you might like to see what I am up to at the moment, the works is quite busy...


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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 01:39:11 am »
You seems to be rather busy  :D

Where would we be without those plastic containers  :doh:  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 01:11:05 pm »
Hailstone

This body lark is starting to become infectious - what with you and Ozymandias at it! Looking good by the way.

Do you care to give us a brief description about your work, any priming, paints used, final touches etc etc? It's really starting to get interesting this and you guys are opening up a side of the hobby I wouldn't have gone near with a barge pole (let alone paint brush) just three months ago. Where did you get that plan in the background?

John - good old plastic boxes. Tend to get mine from the local Thai delivery, or the falafel place across the road does some handy ones when you order humous and a lentil salad (small round ones for screws etc.)

I'm presuming in Blighty they all come from the local Ruby take-away!

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 02:34:40 pm »

John - good old plastic boxes. Tend to get mine from the local Thai delivery, or the falafel place across the road does some handy ones when you order humous and a lentil salad (small round ones for screws etc.)

I'm presuming in Blighty they all come from the local Ruby take-away!

Dan

Other folks may get theirs from the local ruby take-away, but curry and me do not get on at all so it tends to be the 1 shop for me  ;)

cheers John.

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 09:22:43 am »
The current status of work is:

Class 23 Baby Deltic - basic gloss paintwork complete, chassis being trimmed for a better fit.

Class 15 - awaiting gloss coat at one end (I didn't notice scratches in the nose until too late!!) chassis fitted

Class 41 - basic body cleaning and filling complete, awaiting first primer coat, class 47 chassis will fit but awaiting info on continental chassis.

66XX - bought on ebay, does not appear to be a Langley kit, awaiting new handrails.

1366 class pannier - bought as complete on ebay, but I did not like the way the parts had been fitted together, or the paint job and fortunately when I treated it with a bath of nitromors it came apart easily so I have now re fitted the parts and need to assemble them. it will also get new handrails.

for painting, I use Halfords grey primer - I have used this on metal and plastics with no problems whatsoever. as for top coat, I use precision paints, and have used a venerable basic badger airbrush for painting stock, but recently purchased a dual action airbrush which I intend to use for most things including weathering once I have gained some experience in using it, so for now, all of the green gloss paint has been applied using a precision paints aerosol which I used to paint one of my Graham Farish Halls, and was impressed with the finish I got, so have continued to use it.
Finally, the plan for the class 41 came with the kit, and the class 71 is an experiment only for now.

hope this helps

Regards,

Alex
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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 05:35:50 pm »
Alex

All understood - nice one. Who made the bodies (I know you mentioned one wasn't a Langley)?

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 07:50:08 pm »
Dan,

The class 15 is made by parkwood models and uses the old class 20 chassis

The Class 23 was bought from BH enterprises at Tings 2013

The class 41 is available from the N'porium on this website (other classes are also available)

I have no idea who made the 66xx body kit, but it is not a Langley one to the best of my knowledge, as the bunker has no shield for the upper lamp bracket, and the 1366 class pannier is possibly an ABS beaver kit no longer available (watch ebay - you never know what may turn up!)

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2014, 08:48:32 pm »
here is a progress report on a couple of my ongoing projects

This will be D601 Ark Royal and is awaiting buffers and a little filling and sanding here and there before further painting. It is sitting on a class 47 chassis which since this post has been modified to take the different battery boxes carried by these locos.

I haven't decided on the number for this one yet, but she is ready for the numbers and totems, and a coat of matt varnish.

more to follow later

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2014, 09:15:03 pm »
Looking good Alex ! If you get an alternative chassis for that 41 Let me know as I am severly in need of a farish 47 for Lion.

Still hope to make that pint around about 16th November but will email you.

Jerry
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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2014, 07:12:26 pm »
Here's the latest progress

class 15 now completed

class 23 in the paint stage

class 41 buffers added, some filling done, correct battery boxes added and chassis blackened so that it is not visible through the windows.
has anyone got any ides on modifying the bogies?

Regards,

Alex


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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2014, 08:47:03 pm »
The class 15 looks smashing, Alex. Very well done :thumbsup:
Sorry, but is there no way the class 23 body can be lowered at all as it appears to be sitting very high?

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 11:16:35 pm »
The class 15 looks smashing, Alex. Very well done :thumbsup:
Sorry, but is there no way the class 23 body can be lowered at all as it appears to be sitting very high?
There is still quite a bit of trimming to be done on the chassis, plus fitting the right battery box/fuel tank and changing bogie frames and the class 41 has priority in the build list, so it will be a while before it gets done.

Regards,

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 10:55:17 pm »
Here's the latest progress from the works:

Class 23 now complete, but awaiting new bogie frames as it appears that class 20 bogies have become a very rare item, neither BR lines or peters spares have any, and Bob(BR lines) says that there are unlikely to be any more supplied, so it will have to run on the class 33 bogies for the time being.
and here is a comparison with a lone star 23

The Warship needs route discs, a coat of matt varnish and glazing. like the class 23 I do not have proper bogies for it, so I am looking for the moment to scratch build some new ones, unless someone out there has a spare set of EM2 bogies lying around that they don't want.
hopefully I will complete the body by Monday.

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2014, 10:34:32 am »
That's me giving up and off to go fishing !!!

Jerry
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Re: Hailstone's Workbench
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2014, 11:20:58 am »
Smashing work, Alex :thumbsup:

 

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